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The Road to the White House 2020 / Edition 11

The Road to the White House 2020 / Edition 11

by Stephen J. WayneStephen J. Wayne


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Voters need information about the qualities of candidates, the policies they propose and the partisan labels they wear. Does our Electoral College encourage the most qualified candidates to run? Does it force them to talk candidly with the American people? Will election results accurately reflect the needs of the population as a whole? Wayne's THE ROAD TO THE WHITE HOUSE 2020 answers these questions in a straightforward, jargon-free manner. Equipping you with a background on presidential elections and a guide to the 2020 election, it illustrates the strengths and weaknesses of our electoral democracy. It also offers insights on changes that have revolutionized contemporary electoral politics: the flood of money, the ideological polarization of American parties, the digital revolution, foreign interference, voter eligibility, the integrity of the voting process itself and much more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780357136027
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 07/15/2019
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Stephen Wayne is an Emeritus Professor of Government at Georgetown University. He is a Washington insider who has written many books and articles on the presidency and presidential elections. A frequent source for journalists covering American politics, he often appears on television and radio news programs, conducts seminars for senior federal executives and international visitors, and lectures at many universities in the United States and abroad.

Table of Contents

Part I: THE ELECTORAL ARENA. 1. Presidential Selection: A Historical Overview. 2. Campaign Finance. 3. The Political Environment. Part II: THE NOMINATION. 4. Party Rules and Their Impact: The Legal Environment. 5. Campaigning for the Nomination. 6. The Post-Primary Campaign. Part III: THE GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN. 7. Strategy, Tactics, and Operation. 8. Media Politics. Part IV: THE ELECTION: ITS MEANING AND CONSEQUENCES. 9. Understanding Presidential Elections. 10. Reforming the Electoral System. APPENDICES: The Mueller Report (If Available). Results of Presidential Elections, 1900-2016.

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